No US intervention in Venezuela

The U.S. is orchestrating a coup in Venezuela that is likely to lead to bloodshed — even civil war. Instead of meddling the internal affairs of another country, the U.S. should be supporting peaceful dialogue facilitated by mediators such as Mexico, Uruguay, and the Pope. We have seen, and are seeing now at the U.S.-Mexico border, the effects of past U.S. backed coups in Latin America — Guatemala in 1953, Chile in 1973, Honduras in 2009. It always turns out disastrous for the people.

Two initiatives are underway in Congress to promote a peaceful solution: Representatives Ro Khanna and Pramila Jayapal have penned a Dear Colleague letter to Mike Pompeo addressing the harm US sanctions are having on the Venezuelan people and the need for dialogue facilitated by Mexico, Uruguay, and the Pope. Representative David Cicilline has introduced legislation making it clear to President Trump that without congressional authorization - authorization he does NOT have - he may not use military force in Venezuela.

Send a message to your Representative in Congress telling them to add their name to the Khanna-Jayapal letter (current signers include Khanna, Jayapal, Grijalva, Omar, Hank Johnson) and join the Cicilline legislation as an original co-sponsor.

If you live in the U.S. please send a direct message to the Democrats below, if you live outside the U.S. please scroll down to  sign the petition below:

Overseas supporters can sign this Petition: 

Dear House of Representatives,

The U.S. has a long and sordid history of supporting coups in Latin America — Guatemala in 1953, Chile in 1973, Honduras in 2009 — and it always turned out disastrous for the people. It’s urgent that you speak out against the Trump administration’s strategy of regime change, including the possibility of a U.S. military intervention.

U.S. economic sanctions have devastated Venezuela’s economy, exacerbating food and medicine shortages, widespread poverty, and mass migration. The people of Venezuela need sanctions to be lifted and dialogue between the Maduro government and the opposition. Mexico and Uruguay have offered to mediate, as has the Pope. A democratic process, not a coup, should be supported.

Please add your name to the Ro Khanna and Pramila Jayapal Dear Colleague letter to Mike Pompeo (current signers are Khanna, Jayapal, Grijalva, Omar, and Hank Johnson) addressing the harm US sanctions are having on the Venezuelan people and the need for dialogue facilitated by Mexico, Uruguay, and the Pope.

Please also become an original co-sponsor of Representative David Cicilline’s legislation, making it clear to President Trump that without congressional authorization, military force may not be used in Venezuela. After becoming an original co-sponsor of the legislation, please encourage revision of the legislation’s over the top “horror of the Maduro regime” language. It should be toned down and revised to be similar to the Khanna-Jayapal letter, which contains very important language on the harm being done to the Venezuelan people by the sanctions and the need for dialogue - facilitated by Mexico, Uruguay, and the Pope - to move forward to address this crisis, rather than the US coup strategy.

Sincerely,

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  • Victoria Geaga
    signed 2019-02-11 17:41:02 -0500
    Please read “Turning the Tide; US Intervention in Central America and the Struggle for Peace” by Noam Chomsky before supporting another minute of “Freedom fighter” intervention in Venezuela. Not in my name!
  • Joe DeFilippo
    signed 2019-02-11 17:36:01 -0500
  • Deanna Rose von Bargen
    signed 2019-02-11 17:24:38 -0500
    Deanna Rose von Bargen
  • Susan Kuehn
    signed 2019-02-11 17:15:49 -0500
  • Sabrina Sullivan
    signed 2019-02-11 16:31:20 -0500
    Hands off Venezuela! Please don’t destroy Venezuela. It is the most beautiful country in the world.
  • Pedro Miragaia
    signed 2019-02-11 16:27:54 -0500
    Pedro Miragaia
  • peter giono
    signed 2019-02-11 16:19:39 -0500
    peter giono
  • Candace Bullard
    signed 2019-02-11 16:13:08 -0500
  • Doug Yamamoto
    signed 2019-02-11 13:55:42 -0500
  • Montez McCrary-Holland
    signed 2019-02-11 12:21:46 -0500
  • Miguel Angel Flores Porras
    signed 2019-02-11 12:12:30 -0500
  • angel carlos cerrato covaleda
    signed 2019-02-11 11:48:15 -0500
  • Nathaniel Rugh
    @NathanielRugh tweeted link to this page. 2019-02-11 11:29:42 -0500
    We have seen this before - Guatemala, Chile, Honduras, Iraq, Syria, Libya - and it never works out well for the people. Act now to tell Congress: No US intervention in Venezuela. #HandsOffVenezuela #NoalgolpeenVenezuela Via @CODEPINK https://www.codepink.org/hands_off_venezuela?recruiter_id=665336
  • Nathaniel Rugh
    signed 2019-02-11 11:29:30 -0500
  • Jack Radey Radey
    signed 2019-02-11 10:30:48 -0500
    Hands off Venezuela!
  • Dennis Scheck
    signed 2019-02-11 09:52:04 -0500
  • Abier Shamma
    signed 2019-02-11 09:12:38 -0500
  • A Q
    signed 2019-02-11 09:04:45 -0500
  • Robert Miller
    signed 2019-02-11 07:38:05 -0500
    Robert Miller
  • Oleta Proctor
    signed 2019-02-11 03:25:37 -0500
  • Alexandre Kaluzhski
    signed 2019-02-11 02:03:04 -0500
    Alexandre Kaluzhski
  • Damian Nunez
    signed 2019-02-11 02:01:31 -0500
  • Phyllis Mandel
    signed 2019-02-10 23:43:46 -0500
    Phyllis Mandel
  • Daniel Callaghan
    signed 2019-02-10 21:34:32 -0500
    Venezuela needs to work through its turmoil without outside interference, and monied interests stealing their oil. Hands, off!
  • Craig McCormick
    signed 2019-02-10 21:21:26 -0500
  • Milca Dubon
    signed 2019-02-10 20:54:51 -0500
    #HandsOffVenezuela

    While the USA has insisted in “owning” the world, other countries like Russia and China have been wiser by dealing with respect and equality with Venezuela.

    #Meanwhile in the USA we are literally breaking our soils with #Fracking …!!! And #desecrating our Mother Land…🙄

    Many stupidly chant “USA! USA! USA!” And the soil will soon crumble underneath all of us….!!!! 🙄

    It is THEIR natural resources (Venezuelans’). Keep multi-national putrid-rotting-fouling smelling hands off them.
  • Amelia Hernandez prado
    signed 2019-02-10 20:45:45 -0500
    amelia hernandez prado
  • Janet Kruzan
    signed 2019-02-10 20:32:42 -0500
    This Navy Veteran is tired of United States of America military aggression on the World’s people.

    Sanctions have hurt innocent children just as much as United States of American Bombs. Now you want to continue that harm with regime change. Disgusted by our tactics.
  • Silvana Rojas
    signed 2019-02-10 19:58:01 -0500
  • Masoud Jafari
    signed 2019-02-10 19:43:18 -0500
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